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Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio aims to build upon skills acquired in Ceramics for Beginners or from previous experience. Participants will further develop their understanding and expertise in hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques.

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects, receiving personalised guidance and assistance from the tutor. Alternatively, the tutor can suggest projects that incorporate and refine both hand-built and wheel-throwing skills.

Students are encouraged to come prepared with ideas for their projects, whether it's honing a specific technique like wheel throwing or creating items such as slab-built mugs or coiled vases. Feel free to bring along any support materials, mood boards, sketches, or objects that inspire you and help communicate your ideas.

Whether you're a seasoned ceramicist or have recently completed our Beginners course, you're welcome to join Ceramics Studio. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment for artists of varying abilities to explore and grow.

The course will be held at Albury TAFE campus, with students having access to the full suite of tools and equipment in the large purpose built studio. Course fee includes all materials and equipment.

Presented in partnership with Riverina TAFE.

Term 2, 2024 Dates:
5.30 - 8.30pm
30 April - 11 June 2024
7 consecutive weeks
Tutor: Alex Papasavvas

Meet the Tutor

Lauren Brown

Lauren is an artist, horticulturist and art educator who is motivated by creating and sharing art that is accessible, functional and playful. She especially loves to see her students discover new works of art and see the world differently.

Lauren studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) and fell in love with Ceramics during her Honours’ year where she spent the year focused on mastering clay.

She splits her time between her role as MAMA Studio Coordinator & Educator and her farm on Jaithmathang Country, Dederang, from where she runs a gardening business, private studio and enjoys hiking in the mountains.

Lauren combines her love of gardening and art-making to create ceramics that are infused with inspiration from the natural world. Her garden, local landscape and the Victorian High Country inform her creative practice through colours, textures, shapes and themes. Time spent outdoors is the perfect partner to her studio practice.

Alex Papasavas

Alex is a passionate educator with a background in school-based art education and curriculum design. He discovered ceramics while studying Art Education at the University of NSW’s College of Fine Arts and was immediately drawn to the challenge of wheel work. Alex enjoys working with students and introducing them to new and exciting artmaking processes.

Alex’s interests in ceramics lie at the intersection of materials, form and function – drawing on the properties of clay bodies and glazes to support the design intention of the object. A nature-lover and birdwatcher, the influence of the bush and natural world is central in Alex’s design thinking.

Alex will be teaching the Monday evening session.

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